At the age of 88, iconic actor Clint Eastwood is showing no signs of slowing down.
This week, his newest film is available for rent. Eastwood (“Gran Torino” and “Dirty Harry”) has been in over 50 movies throughout his career, and along with starring in the film, he also directed it.
“The Mule,” inspired by real life, tells the story of Leo Sharp, an award-winning horticulturist and decorated World War II veteran known for his prized day lilies when he was busted for running drugs from Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, and sent to prison at the age of 90.
Other actors in the film include: Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born” and “American Sniper”), Lawrence Fishburn (“The Matrix” and “Mystic River”), Alison Eastwood (“Friends & Lovers” and “Absolute Power”) and Dianne Wiest (“Hannah and Her Sisters” and “The Birdcage”).
This is the first film since “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” which came out in 1997, that Alison Eastwood has worked on a film with her father, according to The CW69 Atlanta television station.
The film scores a 70 percent on the critic’s Tomatometer on the Rotten Tomatoes website.
The critic’s consensus on the site is that the film is “a flawed yet enjoyable late-period Eastwood entry, which stubbornly retains its footing despite a few missteps on its occasionally unpredictable path.”
Eastwood said in an interview by Jake Hamilton on YouTube that he doesn’t believe that this will be his last film.
“Maybe you’re wishing that — that is not the case, but you never know,” he said, adding that he took on the role because he thought it was an interesting story.
Other films released for renting this week include:
n “Bumblebee,” directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., Jason Ian Drucker and John Ortiz. Charlie (Steinfeld) finds a beat-up Volkswagen in a friend’s junkyard which she then receives as a birthday present. As she tries to repair the car, she accidentally re-activates the Autobot known as Bumblebee. They soon discover however that the Decepticons are in close pursuit and Bumblebee is tasked with protecting Charlie and planet Earth.
The film is rated PG-13 for Sci-Fi Violence.
n “Nancy Drew,” directed by Katt Shea and starring Mackenzie Graham, Sophia Lillis, Sam Trammell and Andrea Anders. Bored by small-town life, an inquisitive teen and her friends investigate the ghostly occurrences in the nearby Twin Elms mansion. Keen to see these supernatural activities first hand, nothing will stop these adventurous teens from uncovering the truth, whatever it may be.
The film is rated PG for Language, Peril and Thematic Elements.
The synopsis for each film is taken from rottentomatoes.com.